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Ecologies of Grace

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0199989885
Pages : 376 pages
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Download Ecologies of Grace PDF Format Full Free by Willis Jenkins and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2013-02-12 with total page 376 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Christianity struggles to show how living on earth matters for living with God. While people of faith increasingly seek practical ways to respond to the environmental crisis, theology has had difficulty contextualizing the crisis and interpreting the responses. In Ecologies of Grace, Willis Jenkins presents a field-shaping introduction to Christian environmental ethics that offers resources for renewing theology. Observing how religious environmental practices often draw on concepts of grace, Jenkins maps the way Christian environmental strategies draw from traditions of salvation as they engage the problems of environmental ethics. He then uses this new map to explore afresh the ecological dimensions of Christian theology. Jenkins first shows how Christian ethics uniquely frames environmental issues, and then how those approaches both challenge and reinhabit theological traditions. He identifies three major strategies for making environmental problems intelligible to Christian moral experience. Each one draws on a distinct pattern of grace as it adapts a secular approach to environmental ethics. The strategies of ecojustice, stewardship, and ecological spirituality make environments matter for Christian experience by drawing on patterns of sanctification, redemption, and deification. He then confronts the problems of each of these strategies through critical reappraisals of Thomas Aquinas, Karl Barth, and Sergei Bulgakov. Each represents a soteriological tradition which Jenkins explores as an ecology of grace, letting environmental questions guide investigation into how nature becomes significant for Christian experience. By being particularly sensitive to the ways in which environmental problems are made intelligible to Christian moral experience, Jenkins guides his readers toward a fuller understanding of Christianity and ecology. He not only makes sense of the variety of Christian environmental ethics, but by showing how environmental issues come to the heart of Christian experience, prepares fertile ground for theological renewal.


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Christian Theology and the Status of Animals

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ISBN 13 : 113734458X
Pages : 202 pages
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Download Christian Theology and the Status of Animals PDF Format Full Free by R. McLaughlin and published by Springer. This book was released on 2014-02-13 with total page 202 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The author argues that there are conflicting traditions with regard to the question of what is the moral standing of animals according to Christianity. The dominant tradition maintains that animals are primarily resources but there are alternative strands of Christian thought that challenge this view.


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Bonhoeffer’s Christocentric Theology and Fundamental Debates in Environmental Ethics

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ISBN 13 : 1498296203
Pages : 364 pages
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Download Bonhoeffer’s Christocentric Theology and Fundamental Debates in Environmental Ethics PDF Format Full Free by Steven C. van den Heuvel and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2017-05-04 with total page 364 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: There is widespread understanding of the close connection between religion and the ecological crisis, and that in order to amend this crisis, theological resources are needed. This monograph seeks to contribute to this endeavor by engaging the theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. His theology is particularly suitable in this context, due to its open-ended nature, and to the prophetic and radical nature of the questions he was prepared to ask--that is why there are many other attempts to contextualize Bonhoeffer's theology in areas that he himself has not directly written about. In this monograph, Steven van den Heuvel first of all addresses the question of how to translate Bonhoeffer's theology in a methodologically sound way. He settles on a modified form of the general method of correlation. Then, secondly, van den Heuvel sets out to describe five major concepts in Bonhoeffer's work, bringing these into critical interplay with discussions in environmental ethics and eco-theology. In making the correlations he thoroughly describes each concept, situating it in the historic and intellectual background of Bonhoeffer's time. He then transposes these concepts to contemporary environmental ethics, describing what contribution Bonhoeffer's theology can make.


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Relational Architectural Ecologies

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ISBN 13 : 1135037213
Pages : 320 pages
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Download Relational Architectural Ecologies PDF Format Full Free by Peg Rawes and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-08-22 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examining the complex social and material relationships between architecture and ecology which constitute modern cultures, this collection responds to the need to extend architectural thinking about ecology beyond current design literatures. This book shows how the ‘habitats’, ‘natural milieus’, ‘places’ or ‘shelters’ that construct architectural ecologies are composed of complex and dynamic material, spatial, social, political, economic and ecological concerns. With contributions from a range of leading international experts and academics in architecture, art, anthropology, philosophy, feminist theory, law, medicine and political science, this volume offers professionals and researchers engaged in the social and cultural biodiversity of built environments, new interdisciplinary perspectives on the relational and architectural ecologies which are required for dealing with the complex issues of sustainable human habitation and environmental action. The book provides: 16 essays, including two visual essays, by leading international experts and academics from the UK, US, Australia, New Zealand and Europe; including Rosi Braidotti, Lorraine Code, Verena Andermatt Conley and Elizabeth Grosz A clear structure: divided into 5 parts addressing bio-political ecologies and architectures; uncertain, anxious and damaged ecologies; economics, land and consumption; biological and medical architectural ecologies; relational ecological practices and architectures An exploration of the relations between human and political life An examination of issues such as climate change, social and environmental well-being, land and consumption, economically damaging global approaches to design, community ecologies and future architectural practice.


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On Animals

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Publisher : A&C Black
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ISBN 13 : 0567171213
Pages : 240 pages
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Download On Animals PDF Format Full Free by David L. Clough and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2012-02-02 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume is a project in systematic theology: a rigorous engagement with the Christian tradition in relation to animals under the doctrinal headings of creation, reconciliation and redemption and in dialogue with the Bible and theological voices central to the tradition. The book shows that such engagement with the tradition with the question of the animal in mind produces surprising answers that challenge modern anthropocentric assumptions. For the most part, therefore, the novelty of the project lies in the questions raised, rather than the proposal of innovative answers to it. The transformation in our thinking about animals for which the book argues results in the main from looking squarely for the first time at the sum of what we are already committed to believing about other animals and their place in God's creation.


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Environmental Science and Theology in Dialogue

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Publisher : Orbis Books
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ISBN 13 : 157075912X
Pages : 257 pages
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Download Environmental Science and Theology in Dialogue PDF Format Full Free by Russell A. Butkus and published by Orbis Books. This book was released on 2011 with total page 257 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This work demonstrates how understanding environmental science and theology can provide new resources for sustaining the Earth. With sidebars, discussion questions, and recommended readings, the book provides students with a text that nurtures both critical thinking and ethical action.


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G. Evelyn Hutchinson and the Invention of Modern Ecology

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Publisher : Yale University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0300161387
Pages : 477 pages
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Download G. Evelyn Hutchinson and the Invention of Modern Ecology PDF Format Full Free by Nancy G. Slack and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2010-01-01 with total page 477 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Slack enjoyed full access to Hutchinson's archives and conducted extensive interviews both with Hutchinson himself and with his students, colleagues, and friends. She evaluates his contributions to theoretical ecology, limnology (the study of fresh-water ecosystems), biogeochemistry, population ecology, and the creation of the new fields of systems ecology and radiation ecology, and she discusses his profound influence as a mentor. The book also looks into his personal life, which included three very different wives, a refugee baby under his care during World War II, friendships with such contemporaries as Rebecca West, Margaret Mead, and Gregory Bateson, and a host of colleagues and friends on four continents. Filled with information available nowhere else, this book draws a vibrant portrait of a giant in the discipline of twentieth-century ecology who was also a man of remarkable personal appeal. --Book Jacket.


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Grasses and Grassland Ecology

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 13 : 019852918X
Pages : 323 pages
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Download Grasses and Grassland Ecology PDF Format Full Free by David J. Gibson and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2009 with total page 323 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is the most up to date and thorough account of the natural history of the plants that comprise the most important food crop on Earth, the grasses and grasslands.


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Ecologies of Resonance in Christian Musicking

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0197534120
Pages : 172 pages
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Download Ecologies of Resonance in Christian Musicking PDF Format Full Free by Mark Porter and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2020-09-25 with total page 172 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ecologies of Resonance in Christian Musicking Rexplores a diverse range of Christian musical activity through the conceptual lens of resonance, a concept rooted in the physical, vibrational, and sonic realm that carries with it an expansive ability to simultaneously describe personal, social, and spiritual realities. In this book, Mark Porter proposes that attention to patterns of back-and-forth interaction that exist in and alongside sonic activity can help to understand the dynamics of religious musicking in new ways and, at the same time, can provide a means for bringing diverse traditions into conversation. The book focuses on different questions arising out of human experience in the moment of worship. What happens if we take the entry point of a human being experiencing certain patterns of (more than) sonic interaction with the world around them as a focus for exploration? What different ecologies of interaction can be encountered? What kinds of patterns can be traced through different Christian worshiping environments? And how do these operate across multiple dimensions of experience? Chapters covering ascetic sounding, noisy congregations, and Internet live-streaming, among others, serve to highlight the diverse ecologies of resonance that surround Christian musicking, suggesting the potential to develop new perspectives on devotional musical activity that focus not primarily on compositions or theological ideals but on changing patterns of interaction across multiple dimensions between individuals, spaces, communities, and God.


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Ecology of Weeds and Invasive Plants

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Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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ISBN 13 : 9780470168936
Pages : 400 pages
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Download Ecology of Weeds and Invasive Plants PDF Format Full Free by Steven R. Radosevich and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2007-08-31 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The classic reference on weeds and invasive plants has been revised and updated. The Third Edition of this authoritative reference provides an in-depth understanding of how weeds and invasive plants develop and interact in the environment so you can manage and control them more effectively. The guide includes an introduction to weeds and invasive plants in various environments and an overview of their ecology and evolution. With extensive examples, this book: Focuses on the biological features of weeds and invasive plants, especially as they exist in agriculture, forests, rangelands, and natural ecosystems. Includes coverage of exotic invasive plants. Discusses a variety of methods and tools for managing weeds and invasive plants, including physical, cultural, biological, and chemical approaches. Examines systems approaches for management, including modern Integrated Pest Management. Addresses future challenges for scientists, farmers, and land managers. This is the definitive, hands-on reference if you're a land manager or professional in plant sciences, agronomy, weed science, and horticulture. The book is also an excellent textbook for senior undergraduate or graduate students studying agriculture, ecology, natural resources management, environmental management, or related fields.


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Evocations of Grace

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ISBN 13 : 0802846777
Pages : 257 pages
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Download Evocations of Grace PDF Format Full Free by Joseph Sittler and published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing. This book was released on 2000 with total page 257 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The most important writings on the subject of Christian ecology are collected here, with essays on stewardship, ethics, and Christian ecological theology. Original.


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Invasive Plant Ecology in Natural and Agricultural Systems

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Publisher : CABI
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ISBN 13 : 1845936051
Pages : 220 pages
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Download Invasive Plant Ecology in Natural and Agricultural Systems PDF Format Full Free by Barbara Diane Booth and published by CABI. This book was released on 2010 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: `As an undergraduate text [the book] does a superb job of traversing the wide expanse of ecology. Several chapters should be key components of any course on understanding weed ecology.' Biological Invasions --


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Weed Ecology

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ISBN 13 : 9780471116066
Pages : 866 pages
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Download Weed Ecology PDF Format Full Free by Steven R. Radosevich and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 1997-02-05 with total page 866 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Weeds are successful plants, but on their own terms. Looking at weeds from an ecological viewpoint, emphasising the way in which one species interacts with others, the authors show that weeds are questionable mainly in that they are out-of-place.


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Pages : 333 pages
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Download Greening Paul PDF Format Full Free by David G. Horrell and published by . This book was released on 2010 with total page 333 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A remarkable, wide-ranging attempt to read the Pauline literature from an ecological perspective, Greening Paul, the first book of its kind, traverses carefully between extremes claiming to present Paul's narrative world and simply subjugating the Bible to a contemporary set of ethical values. Skillfully the authors craft their reading of Paul according to the cutting-edge insights of narrative criticism and tackle burning questions which assail Christians in the present ecological crisis: Does the biblical tradition inculcate an anthropocentric worldview that gives humanity license to exploit the earth for our benefit? Does biblical eschatology imply that the earth is of only passing significance for the elect? Greening Paul is a timely and adroit re-reading of the apostle Paul that provides a potentially very fruitful ecological vision, all the while staying true to the biblical text. Reviews: "Greening Paul is an important and welcome contribution to the development of theology in our ecological era. Broad in its research and clear in its methods, this book reads Pauline scriptures carefully and creatively, and offers a model of how to read scripture in conversation with theology and science. It will be a useful resource for scholars, students, and church study groups." —Willis Jenkins, Margaret Farley Assistant Professor of Social Ethics, Yale University "If Paul wrote to address problems in his own communities in the first century, what can his letters possibly offer about the environmental crisis that faces us today? The authors of Greening Paul argue convincingly that Paul's notions of participation in Christ and reconciliation are cosmic categories and that God's saving purposes include the whole universe and not just human beings. They construct a valuable hermeneutical lens through which they read the Pauline letters and shape a ecotheology and ecoethics. Essentially carving out a new theological field, their ecological analysis is insightful and their exegetical conclusions sound--a work well worth engaging." —Tatha Wiley, Author of Paul and the Gentile Women: Reframing Galatians and Encountering Paul: Understanding the Man and His Message "This admirable study demonstrates that carefully-ground 'hermeneutical lenses' can focus and clarify one's perception of the implicit eco-theology and ethics in the Pauline letters." —Victor Paul Furnish, University Distinguished Professor, Emeritus, of New Testament, Southern Methodist University "This well-written and carefully argued collaborative investigation is a must-read for environmental ethicists, biblical scholars, theologians, church practitioners, and their students." —H. Paul Santmire, author of Nature Reborn (2000) and Ritualizing Nature (2008)


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Farming, Fascism and Ecology

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ISBN 13 : 131730022X
Pages : 304 pages
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Download Farming, Fascism and Ecology PDF Format Full Free by Philip M. Coupland and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2016-09-19 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The life of Jorian Jenks (1899-1963) has great potential to upset settled assumptions. Why did a sensitive and intelligent man from a liberal family become a fascist? How did a Blackshirt go green? The son of an eminent academic, from his childhood onwards Jenks instead longed to farm. Lacking the means to do so, he worked as a farm bailiff and then, in New Zealand, as a government agricultural instructor. Finally, a legacy permitted him to come home and become a tenant farmer. Struggling to survive in the economic depression of the 1930s, he became an author and activist for rural reconstruction. Then, having lost faith in the established parties, he joined the British Union of Fascists. Becoming one of the Blackshirts’ leading figures, he was imprisoned without trial during the war. On his release, Jenks returned to the struggle, this time in the cause of ecology, becoming a pioneer of today’s organic movement and a founder of the Soil Association. This book draws on an extensive range of sources, a large proportion of which were previously unseen by historians. For the first time, it portrays the private and public life of this unusual man, revealing many hitherto un-glimpsed facets of Jenks’ life.


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Koa (Acacia Koa) Ecology and Silviculture

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Pages : 129 pages
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Download Koa (Acacia Koa) Ecology and Silviculture PDF Format Full Free by Patrick J. Baker and published by . This book was released on 2009 with total page 129 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Koa (Acacia koa) is a tree species endemic to Hawaii that is of immense ecological and economic importance. This species has been mined from local forests for its wood for more than 100 years, and extensive areas of koa-dominated forests have been converted to grazing lands. Today, in recognition of the great importance and value of koa and the forests in which it is found, there is substantial interest in restoration and management of koa forests. This report brings together knowledge on the biogeography, physiology, ecology, and silviculture of koa in an effort to assist landowners and resource stewards in making sound decisions about restoring and managing koa forests.


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Routledge Handbook of Religion and Ecology

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ISBN 13 : 1317655338
Pages : 463 pages
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Download Routledge Handbook of Religion and Ecology PDF Format Full Free by Willis J. Jenkins and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-07-22 with total page 463 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The moral values and interpretive systems of religions are crucially involved in how people imagine the challenges of sustainability and how societies mobilize to enhance ecosystem resilience and human well-being. The Routledge Handbook of Religion and Ecology provides the most comprehensive and authoritative overview of the field. It encourages both appreciative and critical angles regarding religious traditions, communities, attitude, and practices. It presents contrasting ways of thinking about "religion" and about "ecology" and about ways of connecting the two terms. Written by a team of leading international experts, the Handbook discusses dynamics of change within religious traditions as well as their roles in responding to global challenges such as climate change, water, conservation, food and population. It explores the interpretations of indigenous traditions regarding modern environmental problems drawing on such concepts as lifeway and indigenous knowledge. This volume uniquely intersects the field of religion and ecology with new directions within the humanities and the sciences. This interdisciplinary volume is an essential reference for scholars and students across the social sciences and humanities and for all those looking to understand the significance of religion in environmental studies and policy.